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Indigenous Archaeologies
A Reader on Decolonization

ISBN 9781598743739
Published August 15, 2010 by Routledge
436 Pages

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Book Description

This comprehensive reader on indigenous archaeology shows that collaboration has become a key part of archaeology and heritage practice worldwide. Collaborative projects and projects directed and conducted by indigenous peoples independently have become standard, community concerns are routinely addressed, and oral histories are commonly incorporated into research. This volume begins with a substantial section on theoretical and philosophical underpinnings, then presents key articles from around the globe in sections on Oceania, North America, Mesoamerica and South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Editorial introductions to each piece con­textualize them in the intersection of archaeology and indigenous studies. This major collection is an ideal text for courses in indigenous studies, archaeology, heritage management, and related fields.

Table of Contents

Preface, Section I: Decolonizing Globally, Chapter 1. Indigenous Archaeologies: A Worldwide Perspective on Human Materialities and Human Rights, Section II: Indigeneity, Chapter 2. A New Global Phenomenon?, Chapter 3. This Is Not an Answer to the Question “Who Is Indigenous?”, Chapter 4. Beyond Black and White: Essentialism, Hybridity, and Indigeneity, Section III: Philosophical, Theoretical, and Historical Underpinnings, Chapter 5. Colonizing Knowledges, Chapter 6. Indigenous Worldviews and Ways of Knowing as Theoretical and Methodological Foundations behind Archaeological Theory and Method, Chapter 7. Remythologizing the Relationship between Indians and Archaeologists, Chapter 8. Power to the (Indigenous) Past and Present! Or: The Theory and Method behind Archaeological Theory and Method, Chapter 9. Indigenous Archaeology as Decolonizing Practice, Chapter 10. Archaeology, Diaspora, and Decolonization, Chapter 11. Dwelling at the Margins, Action at the Intersection? Feminist and Indigenous Archaeologies, 2005, Chapter 12. Copyrighting the Past? Emerging Intellectual Property Rights Issues in Archaeology, Chapter 13. In the Spirit of the Code, Section IV: Oceania, Chapter 14. Decolonizing Indigenous Archaeology: Developments from Down Under, Chapter 15. Nukun and Kungun Ngarrindjeri Ruwe (Look and Listen to Ngarrindjeri Country): An Investigation of Ngarrindjeri Perspectives of Archaeology in Relation to Native Title and Heritage Matters, Chapter 16. Wāhi Ngaro (The Lost Portion): Strengthening Relationships between People and Wetlands in North Taranaki, New Zealand, Chapter 17. Indigenous Research and Archaeology: Transformative Practices in/with/for the Ngarrindjeri Community, Section V: North America, Chapter 18. Beyond the Margin: American Indians, First Nations, and Archaeology in North America, Chapter 19. Paleo Is Not Our Word: Protecting and Growing a Mi’kmaw Place, Chapter 20. Caribou Crossings and Cultural Meanings: Placing Traditional Knowledge and Archaeology in Context in an Inuit Landscape, Chapter 21. Confronting Colonialism: The Mahican and Schaghticoke Peoples and Us, Chapter 22. Working on Pasts for Futures: Eastern Pequot Field School Archaeology in Connecticut, Chapter 23. Decolonizing the Archaeological Landscape: The Practice and Politics of Archaeology in British Columbia, Chapter 24. Developing an Aboriginal Archaeology: Receiving Gifts from White Buffalo Calf Woman, Chapter 25. Building a Bridge to Cross a Thousand Years, Chapter 26. Navajo Archaeologist Is Not an Oxymoron: A Tribal Archaeologist’s Experience, Section VI: Mesoamerica and South America, Chapter 27. Maya Archaeology and the Political and Cultural Identity of Contemporary Maya in Guatemala, Chapter 28. México, Chapter 29. Archaeology, Landscapes, and Dreams: Science, Sacred Offerings, and the Practice of Archaeology, Chapter 30. History and Its Discontents: Stone Statues, Native Histories, and Archaeologists, Chapter 31. Reframing Social Equality within an Intercultural Archaeology, Chapter 32. Indigenous Knowledge and Archaeological Science: The Challenges of Public Archaeology in the Reserva Uaçá, Section VII: Africa, Chapter 33. Situational Ethics and Engaged Practice: The Case of Archaeology in Africa, Chapter 34. Using Archaeology to Remake History in Africa, Chapter 35. Another World: Archaeology and Intellectual Property, Chapter 36. The Roles of Applied and Development Anthropology and Archaeology among the San of Botswana, Chapter 37. Indigenous Perception of Cultural Heritage and Its Management: A Cursory Blueprint among the Senufo in the Sikasso Region of Mali, Chapter 38. Transforming Archaeology through Practice: Strategies for Collaborative Archaeology and the Community Archaeology Project at Quseir, Egypt, Chapter 39. Public Archaeology and Indigenous Communities, Section VIII: Asia, Chapter 40. The Archaeology of the Disenfranchised, Chapter 41. Multivocality, Multifaceted Voices, and Korean Archaeology, Chapter 42. Decolonizing Methodologies as Strategies of Practice: Operationalizing the Postcolonial Critique in the Archaeology of Rajasthan, Chapter 43. Whose Archaeology? Decolonizing Archaeological Perspective in Hokkaido Island, Section IX: Europe, Chapter 44. Written Off the Map: Cleared Landscapes of Medieval Ireland, Chapter 45. Colonial Constructs: Colonialism and Archaeology in the Mediterranean, Chapter 46. Public Archaeology and Indigenous Communities, Chapter 47. Time and Landscape, Chapter 48. Indigenous Journeys—Splinterville, Drenthe, Amherst, Chapter 49. Rock Carvings in a Saami Perspective: Some Comments on Politics and Ethnicity in Archaeology, Chapter 50. Prehistory, Identity, and Archaeological Representation in Nordic Museums, Section X: Futures, Chapter 51. Imagining the Future of Indigenous Archaeologies, References, Index, About the Editors

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Margaret M. Bruchac, of Abenaki descent, is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Coordinator of Native American and Indigenous Studies at the University of Connecticut. Siobhan M. Hart is Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Binghamton University. H. Martin Wobst is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.